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Business Improvement Lead


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                 Business Improvement Lead - Effectors
Location:                 Ashton House, Bristol
Compensation:       Competitive salary + benefits
Role Type:               Full time 
Role ID:                   SF: 51253


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Business Improvement Lead - Effectors at our Bristol site.


The role


As a Business Improvement Lead - Effectors you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. The Business Improvement Lead that can work independently to initially develop and execute our Effectors Line of Business improvement strategy that is aligned to our Mission Systems company strategy.


Day to day, 


  • Work collaboratively with the delivery and technical functional side of the organisation to develop and ensure alignment the Line of Business improvement strategy that supports our growth ambition and overall company goals.
  • Lead the identification of improvement opportunities in line with the strategy across the Effectors line of business to remove ‘waste’ and streamline our design, build and support operations. Including analysis of data/metrics to understand potential value stream improvement opportunities.
  • Development of business cases and project plans (such as, schedules, delivery methodologies, stakeholder and communication plans etc.) and monitoring and report progress adherence to the baseline plan throughout execution.
  • Lead the delivery of approved improvement projects in line with time, cost and quality – ensuring benefits are clearly defined and realised.
  • Coach project delivery leaders in lean awareness and implementation of change and support companywide training and upskilling.


Essential experience of the Business Improvement Lead – Effectors


  • Green Belt (or above) in Lean/6-Sigma essential                              
  • You will have knowledge of engineering projects and the various delivery lifecycle/stages.
  • You will have experience operating in a similar role with demonstratable hands-on experience of improving process and delivering change utilising best practice tools and techniques.      
  • You will have the ability to inspire others, influence and negotiate at all levels.
  • You will be comfortable challenging existing ways of working in order to drive efficiencies.

This role is a hybrid role with 1-2 days per week based at the office in Bristol. This role can be based at Ashton House, Bristol or Devonport, Plymouth, with occasional travel between UK sites to meet business requirements.

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance level for this role.


Our Benefits

•    Generous holiday allowance 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
•    Employee share scheme 
•    Employee shopping savings portal
•    Payment of Professional Fees
•    Reservists in the armed forces receive ten days special paid leave 
•    Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
•    ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

For the full extensive Benefits package please visit our Careers pages


Babcock International 
For over a century, Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 09/06/2023

Job Segment: Lean Six Sigma, CSR, Engineer, Management, Engineering

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